How do i write an installation wizard and install my delphi application?

Im looking to write an installation wizard for my delphi application.

It has to look professional like a real installation wizard

On installation, I want to add the program to the add/remove programs

I know how to add it to start menu, desktop and quick launch and these options should be included in the wizard.

Also, if someone has installed, i dont want to show the wizard.

Im trying to put a registration requirement on the use of my program

Perhaps someone could create a demo installation for a Hello world application?

Thank you
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DelphiBasicsAuthor Commented:
http://www.drbob42.com/delphi/wizards.htm dont know if this helps :/
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JohnjcesCommented:
Ahhh dude! Why write it?

Get Inno Setup Compiler, (written in Delphi I believe), and it's free! Does all you want and more with professional looking installs. It is programmed using a script language which is not all that difficult and good community support.

http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php

John
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DelphiBasicsAuthor Commented:
so this will enable me to have custom options such as put shortcuts to start menu. etc
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JohnjcesCommented:
Yes sir. Check out the web site, learn it and it will do everything you want and again more!
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BdLmCommented:
did nobody so far reco,mmend you inno setup ...
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BdLmCommented:
here comes the link  http://inno-setup.softonic.de/  
 
Really can recommend that software it is free and offers all the features you need
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Dagan HooverDeveloperCommented:
BdLm you should read before posting ;).
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BdLmCommented:
what did I miss ?  :-)
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DelphiBasicsAuthor Commented:
i was actually thinking of using install creator pro.
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JohnjcesCommented:
@BdLm

Read my first post that starts with Ahhh dude!

@DelphiBasics...

Whatever installer you choose, after testing and after some learning, "should" do a setup/installation exe for you in a very short time. Some have more bells and whistles, some are more drag and drop.

John
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DelphiBasicsAuthor Commented:
thank you john i give the points to you
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DelphiBasicsAuthor Commented:
it was bad research on my part

a solid answer john. well done and thank you
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